My First Time...

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
User avatar
Fritzi
Member
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 6:55 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Thu. Dec. 06, 2012 9:34 pm

ATTENTION PLEASE!!!

The Blue Ladies are dancing. I repeat, the Blue Ladies are dancing.

That is all. :-D
Attachments
Blue Ladies.jpg
I am the friendliest anti-social person you will ever meet.

Visit Hitzer Stoves

User avatar
lsayre
Member
Posts: 12186
Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Thu. Dec. 06, 2012 9:38 pm

Looking good there. Nothing beats the warmth of coal!
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

User avatar
2001Sierra
Member
Posts: 1844
Joined: Wed. May. 20, 2009 8:09 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Thu. Dec. 06, 2012 9:57 pm

NICE! I do miss the blue ladies :x The new stoker just isn't the same in the fire looks department, as the old hand fed.

User avatar
michaelanthony
Member
Posts: 3979
Joined: Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 10:42 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
Location: millinocket,me.
Contact:

Post Thu. Dec. 06, 2012 11:17 pm

Oh I wish I had a glass door, I must live vicariously through others. I have no glass. :( :roll:
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.

User avatar
Lightning
Member
Posts: 8287
Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Fri. Dec. 07, 2012 4:12 am

michaelanthony wrote:Oh I wish I had a glass door, I must live vicariously through others. I have no glass.
I don't either, so I'll take pictures :lol: :lol:
Fritzi wrote:ATTENTION PLEASE!!!

The Blue Ladies are dancing. I repeat, the Blue Ladies are dancing.

That is all.
Those are some HOT ladies partner 8-)

User avatar
Fritzi
Member
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 6:55 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Fri. Dec. 07, 2012 5:09 am

So.... 9 hours after starting the fire....

Stove is idling along at about 275*. Living room has remained a constant 74* throughout the night. More amazing, the temperature in the KITCHEN has risen steadily and sits at 68*. :!: Still have a beautiful glowing bed of coals. Haven shaken it yet, but I will before I leave for work. Opened the ash door a crack to see how things looked and the fire spruced right up. I remain hopeful. :-D
I am the friendliest anti-social person you will ever meet.

User avatar
Fritzi
Member
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 6:55 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 4:29 pm

A full 3 weeks later and we're still cruising right along. Can't honestly believe the difference my insert has made in the comfort of our house. :-D Even today, with temps in the 20's and the wind howling, we're comfortably in the mid-70's. Next challenge is tomorrow. We're visiting friends overnight and I'm curious to see if the fire will still be going when we get home. Wish me luck... ;-)
I am the friendliest anti-social person you will ever meet.

User avatar
titleist1
Member
Posts: 4404
Joined: Wed. Nov. 14, 2007 4:06 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 4:41 pm

just before you leave, shake it down real good, load it way, way up with the black stuff and then throttle back the air to a smidge more than a whisper.....

even if it is real,real low when you get back, the challenge is to see if you can get it re-kindled without using a match!
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
The EPA just loves me!!

Visit Hitzer Stoves

Boots
Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 4:38 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101 (sold)
Location: Central PA

Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 4:59 pm

titleist1 wrote:just before you leave, shake it down real good, load it way, way up with the black stuff and then throttle back the air to a smidge more than a whisper.....

even if it is real,real low when you get back, the challenge is to see if you can get it re-kindled without using a match!
between "load it way up" and "throttle back the air"

dont forget to let her get going really good. you don't want to have a big boom!

User avatar
Fritzi
Member
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 6:55 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 5:06 pm

Right!!
I am the friendliest anti-social person you will ever meet.

User avatar
I'm On Fire
Member
Posts: 3920
Joined: Thu. Jun. 10, 2010 9:34 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 5:12 pm

Looks real good there.

User avatar
wsherrick
Member
Posts: 3731
Joined: Wed. Jun. 18, 2008 6:04 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Thu. Dec. 27, 2012 5:15 pm

2001Sierra wrote:NICE! I do miss the blue ladies :x The new stoker just isn't the same in the fire looks department, as the old hand fed.
Simple solution to that problem.

User avatar
Fritzi
Member
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 6:55 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Sat. Dec. 29, 2012 4:34 pm

30+ unattended burn. No problem in the least. Could have idled along for several more hours. :-) And the house wasn't even freezing cold when we walked in. In fact, I'm sure I could have turned the air down even further. Very, very pleased! :-D
I am the friendliest anti-social person you will ever meet.

User avatar
lsayre
Member
Posts: 12186
Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Dec. 29, 2012 4:55 pm

Fritzi wrote:30+ unattended burn. No problem in the least. Could have idled along for several more hours. :-) And the house wasn't even freezing cold when we walked in. In fact, I'm sure I could have turned the air down even further. Very, very pleased! :-D
Excellent! How much coal does your stove hold?
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

User avatar
Fritzi
Member
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 6:55 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Sat. Dec. 29, 2012 6:38 pm

Haven't actually weighed it Larry, but I suspect I got close to 40 lbs in there. I really loaded it up before we left. Nearly two full hods.
I am the friendliest anti-social person you will ever meet.

Visit Hitzer Stoves

Post Reply

Return to “Hand Fired Coal Stoves & Furnaces Using Anthracite”